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Jing Feng景峰

Dr Feng JING (景峰) was educated in English literature, international relations andthe history of architecture at Lanzhou University and Tsinghua University of China,from which he also holds a Doctorate degree in the history and theory of architectureFor the past thirty years, his career has combined professional experience in heritagemanagement and international cooperation for culture . He has directed and managedthe implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and other major WorldHeritage conservation projects throughout the l of Asia and the Pacific, from theperspective of both the States Parties (as a member of the World HeritageCommittee between 1992 and 1997) and the Secretariat (as a member of staff at theWorld Heritage Centre since 1997).

Dr JING is currently Chief of the Asia and the Pacific Unit at UNESCO's WorldHeritage Centre (Paris), where he is responsible for the implementation of the 1972World Heritage Convention in 47 countries. He also heads the UNESCO CultureSector's programme activities for tangible heritage in the Asia and the Pacific regionand other associated World Heritage programmes in 15 Field Offices. In addition, DiJING serves as Coordinator of Capacity-Building programme for the World HeritageConvention, the UNESCO Director-General's representative to the Governing Boardof the World Heritage Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO andUNESCO Chairs in the Asia and the Pacific Region. He is also Coordinator of theSilk Roads World Heritage nomination project since 2003 and Focal Point of the World Heritage Programme for Small Isand Developing States(SIDS).
Dr JING has published and co-authored some 30 publications and some 60 articlesand reports on World Heritage, inter-cultural dialogue, sustainable development andUNESCO. His PhD dissertation “Research on the Serial Transnational WorldHeritage Nomination of the Silk Roads Cultural Route” was published in 2015 byChina Science Press (Beijing) and reprinted in June 2019. His PhD research focusedon the review of UNESCO's culture policy, the evolution of the concept of culturalheritage, particularly heritage route, and the impacts on the World Heritage system.The case study research, focused on the conceptualization of the serial transnationalWorld Heritage nomination process of the Silk Roads, is significant in understandingthis new trend in World Heritage conservation.
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